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Are you paying your employees correctly?
Employers should have reviewed all awards and enterprise agreements and implemented any necessary changes to payroll.
Australia
4 Sep 2019
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Australian whistleblower reforms
Recent legislation extends a strengthened whistleblower protection regime to the corporate, financial and credit sectors.
Australia
2 Sep 2019
3
The wait is over for Australian whistleblower reform
There is now a mechanism for private sector whistleblowers to report concerns to legal authorities without recrimination.
Australia
12 Jul 2019
4
Award minimum wages – what you need to know
Employers will need to review employment contracts at minimum wage, under a modern award or other industrial instrument.
Australia
8 Jun 2019
5
Service Provider Blues: Service provider liable as accessory to breaches of Fair Work Act
The words of the FW Act make it clear that any person involved in any breach could be penalised for any underpayment.
Australia
23 Jan 2018
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Strong whistleblower laws in the Asia Pacific region?
Several jurisdictions have recently or are now reviewing their laws relating to protection of whistleblowers.
Australia
6 Dec 2017
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Further protections for vulnerable workers
A new Bill aims to protect vulnerable workers from systemic non observance of rights and entitlements under the FW Act.
Australia
8 Sep 2017
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Unfair dismissal of senior employees
Employers need a well developed strategy to minimise exposure to liability for unfair dismissal of senior employees.
Australia
8 Jun 2017
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Is Australia ready for paid domestic violence leave?
The ACTU has proposed a clause be added to all modern awards to provide for 10 days of paid domestic violence leave.
Australia
2 May 2017
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A checklist for due diligence when buying a medical practice.
The checklist contains potential questions to ask when investigating the business of a medical practice before buying.
Australia
23 Mar 2017
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Catastrophic falls from grace: Christmas parties, intoxication and dismissals
The new developments in this year's 'Disgrace Cases" do not change best practice for employers holding Christmas functions.
Australia
4 Dec 2016
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Employer must follow fair process even when employee commits heinous crime
The FWC explained that criminal conduct outside work hours does not automatically provide a valid reason for dismissal.
Australia
28 Oct 2016
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Are members of your staff employees or contractors? Why does understanding the difference matter? And what can we learn from Uber?
Australian employees receive certain entitlements (such as annual leave and superannuation) where contractors do not.
Australia
14 Oct 2016
14
Blatant misconduct still requires a fair dismissal procedure
Commission awarded compensation for unfair dismissal even after hard core porn on a work computer and mobile phone.
Australia
10 Oct 2016
15
Abusive employer convicted under State OHS law
Employers can face prosecution under both the state OHS law as well as under the Fair Work's anti-bullying jurisdiction.
Australia
5 Jul 2016
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I want half of my ex's superannuation - Can I get it?
In WA, superannuation will be treated differently, depending on whether you were married or in a de-facto relationship.
Australia
3 May 2016
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Behaving badly at work functions
So what should employers do if an employee overindulges and lets fly with very inappropriate behaviour?
Australia
13 Sep 2015
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Razor gang diplomacy – redundancy tips for employers
The decision to cull staff is undertaken to save the business money in the long term, but redundancy can be expensive.
Australia
31 Aug 2015
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Employee theft in the workplace
Employee theft affects business owners everyday and suspicious activity must be dealt with swiftly, firmly and fairly.
Australia
24 Aug 2015
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Failure to maintain workers compensation insurance
There has been an increase in the number of criminal prosecutions of WA employers without workers compensation insurance.
Australia
3 Aug 2015
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